Tomato (tomato) alias tomato , foreign persimmon , the ancient name of June persimmon, good news three yuan. The fruit is nutritious and has a special flavor. It can be eaten raw, cooked, and processed into tomato sauce , juice, or canned whole fruit. Tomato is one of the most commonly cultivated fruits and vegetables in the world. The United States, the Soviet Union, Italy and China are the main producing countries. There are large-scale greenhouses, plastic greenhouses and other protected areas for cultivation in European and American countries, China and Japan. It is commonly grown all over China. The cultivation area continues to expand.